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Skin Mapping: Getting Rid of Spots Wherever They Are

There are so many tips online on how to get rid of acne: eating certain foods, exercising, drinking water, sleeping early, don’t touch your face too much and splashing out on special facial washes and scrubs. It’s a pain to look through all that online info so here’s a simple guide with some tips depending on where your facial spots are. They’re all healthy, free and won’t detract too much from your busy schedules!


  • Go to bed (10pm) and wake up early 7am and keep to a pattern! Even if you can’t drift off it’s good for your liver to rest and be ready for your lectures the next day (bonus – you won’t fall asleep in class!)
  • Drink more water and less fizzy drinks! Try and make all your drinks water – trust me!
  • 20-30 minutes outside exercise every day
  • Keep a food log to make sure it’s nothing you’re specifically eating
  • Keep clean! Wash your face twice daily using a facial wash with no oil (check the back of the bottle) and make sure it’s not your hair products that are irritating your forehead.
  • Wear a headband when you’re alone to keep hair off your forehead



  • Eat less junk food
  • Reduce unhealthy fats in your diet excluding fish
  • Eat bitter melon, cucumbers and gourds
  • Good hygiene and always remove your makeup off at the end of the day

Between the eyebrows

  • Light exercise
  • More sleep
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking
  • Eat less rich foods like butter and cheese
  • Avoid late night snacking


  • Eat less pungent foods (spices, garlic etc.)
  •  Eat less meat and salt
  • Get more fresh air
  • Go for a walk a day
  • Vitamin B will help! (vegetables, peas, fruit, eggs, wholegrain bread and liver
  • Massage your nose for better circulation


Left Cheek Acne

  • Positive mood
  • Eat more gourds, winter melons and green beans
  • Don’t overeat and don’t eat junk food
  • Relax and have some you time
  • Keep hygiene
  • Change/wash pillowcases regularly if you sleep on the side of your face
  • Clean your mobile phone with rubbing alcohol (carefully!)


Right Cheek Acne

  • Avoid junk
  • Avoid foods you are sensitive to e.g. seafood or wine
  • Have more fresh air
  • Consume less sugar
  • Exercise in the morning between 7-9am that’s the best time for aerobic exercises
  • Repeat pillow case, mobile phone and good hygiene solutions as said in ‘left cheek acne’


Lip Area

  • Eat more fiber
  • Consume more fresh fruits and Vegetables
  • Consume less spicy and fried foods
  • Be picky about your toothpaste and lipstick
  • Massage your abdominal area in a clockwork motion


Chin and Jaw

  • Consume less before bed
  •  Consume more fresh fruits and vegetables
  •  Sleep more and get at least 20 minutes of exercise every day
  • Sleep early and wake up early getting 7-8 hours a night
  • Reduce stress with yoga, writing in a journal or listening to calm music
  • Drink spearmint tea
  •  Hygiene once again!
  •  Massage your abdomen



Edited by Ili Mustafa

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Imogen Vance


 Imogen Vance is a 3rd year Sociology student at Nottingham University and Co-Head of HC Notts Social Media. She is in love with Nottingham’s campuses and will be instagraming them like crazy this year! She loves to write about anything from Bridget Jones to photography! 
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